Yes, a naked owner can in general be homeless, however, what I would suggest is the naked owner seek a consult with a lawyer, discuss the current situation and see what, if anything, can be done to perhaps change the circumstances.
The home owners built their home with cash and the home has never had a mortgage. Therefore there has never been a deed recorded on the home. They wish to leave the home and adjacent buildings to a specific grandchild. How do they go about this?
There has to be a deed as to the underlying land. Did the grandparents purchase the land? If so, the improvements/the house belong to the landowner. A good way to confirm owner is to go to the tax assessor website and see who receives the tax bill. The landowner can gift the land and home by a...Read more »
Call the Baton Rouge Bar Association (225-344-4803) or the Louisiana State Bar Association (800-421-5722) and ask if they can provide you with contact information for the type of lawyer you are seeking. Good luck.
The legal owner of the property is responsible for the taxes. If someone else paid the taxes then the payor needs to seek it from the legal owner of the property. If the legal owner is deceased and a succession has not been opened, then one should consider opening a succession and getting the...Read more »
If you do not have a Deed, then you do not have title to claim a homestead exemption. You might want to look into borrowing the money to buy it, but then your homestead rights will be waived against the lender.
You need to review your subdivision's governing documents and see what those documents say as to how to enforce subdivision restrictions---most of the time it says a property owner or the HOA (or even sometimes an interested party) can file the suit. Another thing you want to review and...Read more »
I was power of attorney to an elderly woman whom passed four years ago. I have paid taxes for the past 4 years on the property left after residents died and left no instructions on whom to contact after their deaths. They had no children. I have attempted to contact the one person iknow to be... Read more »
Why did you pay the taxes? A tax sale would have possibly got you the property. Hire an attorney to search the title, then determine heirship/succession. Even one heir might quit claim his interest which puts you in possession of the property, even though other heirs exist. The other option is...Read more »
the home and vehicles I have, one under her name and one under mine. My son may not want to release it. I wanted to attach the usufruct to this home as I am using it for the down payment on a new home. Is there any act of donation I can sign at the signing of the new home? Advice is appreciated.
Was a succession completed? If so, perhaps you can consult with the attorney who handled the succession and discuss your questions/concerns. If not, then I highly encourage you to seek a specific consult with an attorney in your area---you have options but the options may be different for the...Read more »
I recently made an offer on a piece of real estate through Facebook messenger. The conversation quickly turned hostile on his end but, eventually, the seller offered the land for free and I accepted. I am wondering if this is considered a legal contract. I, the buyer, am in louisiana and the seller... Read more »
Without the passing of consideration, there is no contract. There are many reasons that you cannot enforce the alleged contract such as the Statute of Frauds. No Court will entertain such a suit, and it might be a scam against you.
A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you speak with a local attorney, many courts nationwide do not look kindly on the idea of waiving liability for injury in general. It could depend on how a waiver was written. Good luck
At the time of the auction the owner had died and her heirs wasn't aware of the sale but is willing to sale to me but can't because the tax sale has 100% but hasn't quiet the title.I have offered him cash and still won't sale he doesn't live in state and the property is now... Read more »
If this property is in Louisiana and you are not in Louisiana and this property is going up for a tax sale, then I strongly recommend that you contact and hire a Louisiana real estate attorney practicing in the local jurisdiction where the tax sale is being held so that you can make sure that all...Read more »
The title company's job is to clear your title prior to the conveyance. If there is no judgment lien prior to closing, it may not get paid and released. Then the creditor would probably try to collect from your bank.
Succession is complete. House is in children names.
Loan was for pool in Aug 2016. Lien was put on house at same time. Price of pool $10,655.54. Down-payment of $5,000. Oringinal principal financed $5,655.54.Payments totaled $7,701.49. Remaining principal balance when she passed in Feb.... Read more »
Did you have an attorney involved in the succession? If so, please speak to the attorney about this. If the lien was not resolved through the succession , then the property was transferred subject to the lien so if at the the time the house sales there is a valid lien, then the lien must be...Read more »
It was my grandparents' home in Louisiana, two siblings sued their 2 remaining siblings and the heirs of their deceased siblings. Originally all the defendants were named as being" sued to force a sale...We received the final judgment to force the sale however now the defendants with the... Read more »
The Court must determine Title, and apparently it has found another Tenant In Common. There will be further Orders from the Court after the Sale concerning Confirming the Sale, Authorizing the Conveyance, and Disbursing the net proceeds, etc. Apparently all Heirs were not originally joined.
Hello, the HOA that over my residence just had new carpet install in the building , with new furniture , and fixed the drive way . The HOA told all the owners to pay 1,600 for the new carpet in January of this year . Now the HOA wants all the owners to pay 2,000 in January 23 because they are... Read more »
A review of your governing documents which describe the steps the Board/HOA has to follow in order to make these assessments is needed. Since you have multiple property owners worried about this, I recommend that a group of you contact an HOA or real estate lawyer to do this----said lawyer would...Read more »
We do not know how to approach them with this. Their carport and all of their yard on the side of their house is my property. Do I offer to sell? Do I need to go ahead and file charges for trespassing? We do have no trespassing signs.
That appears to be a Boundary Dispute. Hire a LA attorney to search both adjoining owners titles. The common boundary may need a Survey, where the Surveyor would be your prospective witness. Then file suit to Determine the Boundary. This is difficult and expensive, but if you do nothing, you...Read more »
I was contacted by lawyer saying he needed a Sworn Affidavit of Oath of Kinship proceeded saying something about Georgia which I'm assuming that's where he is and needed 400 and something dollars. I said I needed some legal documentation and his response was
Sounds like a scam to me, and or you are not entitled to anything. Or this is one of the services which supposedly finds unclaimed money and seeks to locate the rightful recipient of the money for a finder's fee---that said, they usually do not require money up front-----if you believe there...Read more »
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